|Instead of office type Rubbermaid drawers which I have used for years….I decided to change things up using jars for pens, pencils, and markers within an arms length for daily use.|
While I do care about how things look, I am most concerned with our homeschool room being functional and I have designed it with that in mind.
Before Starting Here are a Few Things You Should Know:
- I just moved into a new house.
- Our homeschool room doubles as a home office.
- I have only one student this year.
- I keep only the materials and books I am using.
- This is my 11th homeschool room since 1998. Most of those were at my dining room table with the exception of last year’s homeschool room.
|Lots of space for things to be added as we ease into a new curriculum. As I said, I keep only what I use which leaves room to add areas of study in the spirit of Montessori.|
Montessori discusses a prepared environment. It best describes my considerations as I build my homeschooling environment. I try to incorporate the following:
Lets focus on Learning Areas or Materials to Keep Organized.
The Reading Area:
Having a comfortable place to read is absolutely essential. But of course reading can take place on the sofa, in bed, well..anywhere. But we still need those books nearby when in school day mode.
The Writing Area:
Having a good place to work on the academic stuff is the foundation of a good homeschool room. It can be a dining table, coffee table, craft table, or desk; I really like working face to face at opposite ends of a table and loved this credenza/return unit I found at Office Max. It will be perfect for instruction time or independent study.
The Crafting Area:
Rainbow drawer tower holds paper, craft items, watercolor paints, pastels, charcoals and other arts and craft supplies.
The “In Box”:
An inbox to the left of mom’s office area keeps reminding me to empty it.
Most importantly, The Grace Space: